FALAFEL

Muhr Awards Features
Lebanon / 2006 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 83 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Silver: ({cast_title})

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Synopsis

You will not be able to tell how personal this film is to its director Michel kammoun (turning in his first feature after half-a-dozen shorts) until you reach its surprising ending, the film cleverly explores the post-civil war emptiness surrounding its hero (Elie Mitri) as events unfold over one night in present-day Lebanon. The self-assured and easygoing young man faces more than he hoped to when setting off for a night out with friends. Kammoun presents internationally small events and a range of supporting characters, some strange, others not, and all taken from the reality of a socially diverse country, as his hero comes to realize his true dilemma. This is another Lebanese gem, confirming the success of a cinema that is in a state of renewal, and Kammoun as one of its brightest stars. It is not a film for the whole family (containing brief, but not explicit sexual scenes) but its subject matter is warm and family-oriented.

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